Did you know that mosquitoes are the most deadly animal on earth?! They claim more lives every year than sharks, snakes, dogs, crocodiles, lions, and humans combined. Mosquitoes have shaped world history by influencing the outcome of wars, and the success of colonization attempts. They still influence daily life in many parts of the world.

Mosquito-borne diseases include Malaria, Yellow Fever, Chikungunya, Dengue, West Nile virus, Zika virus and many more. Thanks to mosquito control, vaccinations, and continued research, many of these diseases are rare in the United States. Other diseases we are still learning about and fighting to keep from spreading throughout the mosquito season. Seeing the impact of mosquito control on public health, in 1923 Utah was the third state in the nation to adopt mosquito control legislation (Utah Code 17B-2a Part 7). Despite news coverage on Zika virus, West Nile virus continues to be our main focus here in Utah.

To learn more about mosquitoes, please select the Education tab at the top of the page.

Our Mission Statement
To safeguard the health, welfare and comfort of the public by controlling mosquitoes and black flies, with an emphasis on safety, high standards, environmental awareness, cost efficiency, responsibility and leadership.

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About Us
South Salt Lake Valley Mosquito Abatement was organized as an independant local government district on June 7, 1952.  We currently have a 15 member Board of Trustees comprised of representatives from each municipality within the District and a County at Large person to oversee District operations. Like other local service districts, we are governed by Utah Code 17B and receive all of our operating funds through annual property tax assessments.

We have a handful of full time staff that work year round and a few dozen seasonal employees that work during the mosquito season on various crews abating mosquitoes throughout the District.

Learn more about what we do under the Services tab at the top of the page.

District Boundaries

Our District services most of Salt Lake County including the cities and towns of Alta, Bluffdale, Copperton, Cottonwood Heights, Draper, Herriman, Holladay, part of Kearns, Midvale, Millcreek, Murray, Riverton, Sandy, South Jordan, South Salt Lake, Taylorsville, West Jordan, part of West Valley, and White City. Please refer to the map below for boundaries between our District and other Districts.

District Boundary Map

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